Damini Ogulu, Nigerian Afrofusion sensation better known as Burna Boy, has sparked outrage on social media platforms for declaring himself the best in the country’s music industry since Fela Kuti, Afrobeat legend.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the ‘Ye’ crooner claimed that he’s the one who paved the way and brought Afrobeat genre to the mainstream where it is currently enjoying the western recognition.
Burna Boy, who lost the 2020 Grammy Award for the ‘Best World Music Album’ to Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer-songwriter, also called out his colleagues for being “pretentious”.
His comments, however, did not go down well with users on social media especially Twitter. Quite a number of users have since taken to the microblogging platform to register their annoyance.
“Davido giving credits to Tubaba Psquare & Dbanj, The actual artistes who paved the way for him to be where he is now Wizkid has also done the same But there’s never been a moment Burna boy acknowledged these legends, Man is so full of himself Pride comes before downfall Burna,” a Twitter user said.
“Immediately we finished hyping his sold out concert, spirit of sise sise just entered Burna Boy. He has been acting like a possessed dude ever since then. Trash talking as if he fell from heaven. Have you ever seen a king ruled forever? Only God Almighty is infallible. Calm down,” another user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
Davido giving credits to Tubaba Psquare & Dbanj, The actual artistes who paved the way for him to be where he is now
Wizkid has also done the same
But there's never been a moment Burna boy acknowledged these legends, Man is so full of himself
Pride comes before downfall Burna pic.twitter.com/SBfOh6dILa
— Vinnie (@vinz6199) February 13, 2020
Imagine Burna boy won Grammy.. we all won’t even be able to tweet. Because he will ask us if we get Grammys
P.S: I did not tweet this. I was held hostage to tweet this.
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) February 12, 2020
Immediately we finished hyping his sold out concert, spirit of sise sise just entered Burna Boy. He has been acting like a possessed dude ever since then. Trash talking as if he fell from heaven. Have you ever seen a king ruled forever? Only God Almighty is infallible. Calm down!
— B h a d o o s k y (@BhadmusAkeem) February 12, 2020
Burna Boy: I don’t care about streams and views because they’re fake
Burna: I’m so happy to hit 100m streams..
Burna: Foreign Recognition is Scam and slavery..
Burna: I’m so happy to be recognized for Grammy…
Burna: Nobody paved way for me..
Please Collect his phone now!!
— Trouble Maker 😒(G.O). (@ObongRoviel) February 12, 2020
King Sunny Ade
They all got Grammy nominations but never spite us with it nor make unnecessary self-acclamation.
Burna Boy is not the first Nigerian to be nominated for Grammy and won't be the last. He should calm down. pic.twitter.com/BRS3Dc3AZz
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) February 12, 2020
Wizkid spent almost 4 months in the US last year. Making good music with the powerhouses of Hollywood.
Davido also have been consistent matching records set by the likes of 2face, Psquare and D’banj.
Now we have Burna Boy(Van Dijk) “ 2 season wonder” who thinks he is the Best!
— Zoba (@Utdzoba) February 12, 2020
This whole Burna boy thing just made me understand how the people in jesus's time must have felt when he said he's the son of God when there were prophets before him.
— Sir Vage 🙄 (@sammie_chika) February 13, 2020
I don’t have a problem with you tweeting whatever you want about this Burna boy issue, but don’t say his songs are not nice because that’s a big lie!
— Samuel Mbah (@__Mbah) February 12, 2020
Now I see why the Wizkid FC never want Burna Boy to win that Grammy. See arrogance lmao..
Baba say him set table.. So, D Banj, 2 Baba, Wizkid, Davido, Olamide con set mat abi??
If you don’t geddifok with all your refurbish songs🤡
— Brezzaddict🍼 (@waxzyy_) February 12, 2020
Y’all used to call WizKid proud. Person wey no de even talk too much 😂
What will you now call Burna ? Una don get Wetin Una deserve.
Burna shit on them! 🤣
— Peng Man 🔥 (@mjjuniormodel) February 12, 2020
Burna sent a fan away for not dancing at his show
Burna mocked artistes for celebrating streams then later celebrated his own when it started coming
Burna claims he did it all himself without honoring the OG's
Man has mastered the act of making being corny look like confidence
— Aba Boy 👽 (@Frank_LeanXV) February 12, 2020
We are forgetting how Wizkid didn't attend the BET because they give awards to artist outside the main event (10 am before the main events at the back stage)
He stood up and things changed, yet Burna Boy is saying rubbish.
Burna Boy, Your father!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— PorPorRee 💫 (@VEJ0ME) February 13, 2020
Wow!!! So Burna boy believes he "brought us the respect that we are enjoying".
Wizkid,Olamide and Davido and co remained consistent for a decade and neither of them are declaring they are the best.
Any man who must say, "I am the King", is no true king.
— CHIEf , THE DADDY™ 🦁👳 (@umar_ayotunde) February 12, 2020
Burna didn’t win the Grammy and we got this, imagine the uproar if he’d won it.
He’d have gone to Fela’s shrine, woke the Legend and told him to bow his decomposed body before him. 🤡
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) February 12, 2020
Been getting messages from people who know i am a die hard fan of Burna Boy asking me my opinion. You know what? Let Burna be Burna, he can’t bend to be what you want him to be. Call it arrogance or whatever. He has his right to his opinion. pic.twitter.com/f1pi16Wm15
— Sally Suleiman (@is_salsu) February 13, 2020
Burna Boy said what he said. Burna Boy May come off as proud but I see it as confidence. “ Pride goes before a fall “ in his case is clown talk. Humble artistes will also fall s no room for sentiments. Davido, Wizkid, D’Banj, 2Face, Burna Boy………. L. E. G. E. N. D. S.
— DREYLO. (@RealDreylo) February 13, 2020
My attention has been drawn to Burna's post match comments
We know he's presently having a fantastic season like VVD.
But due respect must be given to great defenders who paved the way:
John Terry Dbanj
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) February 13, 2020
Amaechi looking at Burna boys tweet knowing he was the one that literally paved the road that led to the airport for Burna boy to leave Rivers State. pic.twitter.com/douENDhU6j
— B (@bbellgam) February 13, 2020
Lol, few weeks ago Burna was hyped by almost everyone on this app, last night it was a different thing. Well Sha, whether they paved way for #Burna or not success is success. pic.twitter.com/z0GVdChwPx
— Charles E. O. (@OziboOfficial) February 13, 2020
This was 2015 when Burna Boy was relatively the Everton of the premier league.
Wizkid, still gave him kudos!
Man just qualified for Champions League and all he can do is disrespect everyone?
Burna Boy, you're Mad! https://t.co/6dq4C7M1Dm
— Wisdom Allison (@Nycewizy) February 13, 2020
What happened to constructive criticism ? As humans, we can do better.
You mustn't insult or drag someone, when you don't agree with them.
Many are now Insulting Burna boy, comparing him to simi, Wizkid etc. Like Burna boy isn't good or what ???¿?
— Nedd Michael™ (@NeddMichaels) February 13, 2020
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